Decoder: Circle of Fifths
An interactive spin on the classic circle of fifths inspires fun in learning music theory and gets you playing more music.
Most circle of fifths are confusing and cluttered, making it easy to encounter information overload and intimidating to learn. Noisy Clan's Decoder simplifies music theory. It let's you play as your learn by concentrating on one key at a time.
Transpose key with a turn of the wheel
Change key effortlessly and transpose instantly with a turn of the Decoder’s wheel. The clear graphics visually separate major, minor and diminished chords.
Decode Music Theory
With Decoder, focus on one key at a time without information overload. It is an easy-to-digest, graphical representation of the structures in the music we hear daily.
Expose and Analyze Chord Progressions
Check out the selection of 12 common chord progressions on the back to get you playing and applying your new Circle of Fifths knowledge.
Compose your own songs
More than a cheat sheet. It organises keys, chords, notes, and scales according to what they have in common and how good they sound together.
Decoder: Teacher's Dozen
Decoder: Circle of Fifths Essential Card + Book + Pack of 12 Decoder Essentials. The Decoder is great for interactive, hands-on learning. Perfect aid for music teachers!
How to use Decoder
The exposed note at the top- your anchor! The rest of the exposed notes are telling you what sound good in this key. The Key Signature tells you which notes and chords will be flat or sharp in the chosen key.
Chords in Key
The major and minor chords are separated. The major chords sit on top, the minor chords at the bottom, and the diminished chord sits in the middle.
Use Quick Chords reminders under every window to build triads for each chord without having to turn the wheel.
Give it a Spin!
It’s a well thought out tool and is aesthetically pleasing. I love it and I will surely keep and use it for a long, long time.
Ordered the Decoder after seeing Sean Daniels review. It came very fast and it’s super informative to finding all chords in any key! Great product and I highly recommend it! Thank you!
I found out about the Decoder through Sean Daniel’s YouTube-video and ordered it directly. Although I’m a Swede and still living there, the product came relatively fast.
And I really love the product and the following book! So much fun and an excellent way of diving in to music theory! Thanks a lot for a truly brilliant product. I’m now spreading the word about you!!!
This is a great teaching aid for beginners and even a fantastic tool for writing when you've hit a wall. This should be handed out in every music class, everywhere!
Thanks for bringing this to market the way it should be.
Super handy tool for developing understanding of music theory. Really well designed, useful for building knowledge of connections between chords in each key and the notes making up each chord. Very helpful.
Great tool. Thanks for making things a little simpler.
While the Circle of Fifths is a useful tool on its own, this Decoder takes everything about the Circle of Fifths to a whole new level. It makes understanding relationships much easier and quicker to sort out.
Additionally, I have a form of dyslexia that makes it difficult for me to see things right away in a cluttered space. The Decoder's format automatically eliminates this visual clutter and I can immediately see that which is most important. THAT makes me smile.
Simple, clean, effective. I like this tool.
Very useful in learning Circle of Fifths. The sellers email communications were outstanding! Will use for years!
Absolutely amazing. It made my day/weekend/ week.
I've been playing guitar on and off for over 45 years, but my theory is shockingly limited if I'm honest. This little tool is such a fun way of getting you versed with the circle of fifths, which is a fairly fundamental bit of theory and song composition. It's nicely put together and eases learning of what can be a dry subject. Noisy Clan - if you have any more of this in the pipeline count me in!
I love my Wee Stand. It’s portable, easy to use, and can be stabilized easily if you’re using it outdoors. I bought mine via the original Kickstarter campaign and when I had a problem recently, customer service made sure it was solved by getting me a replacement. Thanks to all for standing behind a great product.
I'm close to 30 & have been a guitarist for 13 years, and this tool is a life saver. I struggle to learn when presented with lots of information at once due to brain fog, but with this tool and well explained information in the book, you only see what is relevant, and if you slide to another key, the pieces of information you don't need are hidden. 10/10
Simple to use but effective for song writing. Works great.
This is an excellent well thought out learning tool for musicians . I play guitar and the circle of fifths can sometimes seem a bit daunting , but this tool really helps with understanding it though and is a handy size. Fully recommended.
1st, I’d have paid good money just for the cool box! 😁
Watching the video is very important. A good chance I’d have broken something proceeding in my normal seat-of-the-pants method.
iPad sits a bit tilted because of the fact that right side fits within the left when folded but I’ll adjust, or shim if I don’t.
As delicate as it feels, I’m confident it will hold up in anything short of gale winds. I’ll probably tend to use it for seated playing more than standing. Only time will tell if its clever engineering holds up. Hope it does because its going to be my daily carry.